Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Blood Test

Vascular Permeability Factor, VPF


Test Code: 117006
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Blood Test

This test measures the level of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in the blood.  VEGF is a signaling protein.  One of the primary functions of VEGF is to help stimulate the growth of new blood vessels after an injury.  VEGF also plays a role in muscle growth, menstruation, regulating blood pressure, and pregnancy.  Increased levels of VEGF are associated with certain types of cancer including colon, stomach, pancreas, breast, ovary, prostate, and liver.  Tumors require increased blood flow to survive and grow and so some tumors stimulate the production of VEGF.  Measuring VEGF in people diagnosed with cancer can help to determine how serious their condition is.  Some cancer treatments involve suppressing the production of VEGF in order to starve tumors of the blood flow they need to survive. 

VEGF blood testing is typically ordered to monitor the progression of people with cancer or to see how well they are responding to anti-VEGF therapy.       

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Blood Test

Vascular Permeability Factor, VPF


Test Code: 14512
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Blood Test

This test measures the level of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in the blood.  VEGF is a signaling protein.  One of the primary functions of VEGF is to help stimulate the growth of new blood vessels after an injury.  VEGF also plays a role in muscle growth, menstruation, regulating blood pressure, and pregnancy.  Increased levels of VEGF are associated with certain types of cancer including colon, stomach, pancreas, breast, ovary, prostate, and liver.  Tumors require increased blood flow to survive and grow and so some tumors stimulate the production of VEGF.  Measuring VEGF in people diagnosed with cancer can help to determine how serious their condition is.  Some cancer treatments involve suppressing the production of VEGF in order to starve tumors of the blood flow they need to survive. 

VEGF blood testing is typically ordered to monitor the progression of people with cancer or to see how well they are responding to anti-VEGF therapy.       

Turnaround for this test is typically 2-4 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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